31: The Why Behind the Weird

Quinn Lovecraft

Dive into strange but lesser-known true stories from our mysterious world with host Quinn Lovecraft.

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I Am Not That Man
Dec 14 2023
I Am Not That Man
Text the show!A man walks into a library, steals a book he's written, and burns it.  ................................................................. Sources:YIVO Archives & Library Collections | YIVO Institute for Jewish ResearchTablet - The Lost Poems of Ka-TzetnikTablet - Holocaust Pulp FictionJSTOR Daily - Why John Baldessari Burned His Own ArtHaaretz - Who Were You, Karl Zetinkski?Fort Worth Star-Telegram - 21 Jul 1931, Tue · Page 7The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle - 11 Jul 1930, Fri ·Page 2Salt Lake Telegram - 21 Jul 1931, Tue ·Page 1Encyclopedia Brittanica | Adolf EichmannEncyclopedia Brittanica | Lublin, Polandhttps://maps.org/news-letters/v08n1/08118sne.htmlhttps://maps.org/news-letters/v09n2/09203maa.htmlJSTOR - "Reader, Writer, and Holocaust Literature: The Case of Ka-Tzetnik" by Galia Glasner-HeledGDPR - "...The Right to Be Forgotten"BBC News - John BaldessariTate - The Story of OpheliaLost Media Wiki - Tzveiuntzvantzik – Lider (lost early poetry book; 1931)Collection: Bar Kochba-Theodor Herzl Prague Academic Association Collection | The Center for Jewish History ArchivesSpace (cjh.org)https://magazine.artland.com/artists-who-destroyed-their-own-work/https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/82874/10-writers-and-artists-who-wanted-their-work-destroyed https://buryingbooks.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/worm-eaten-manuscripts-in-lizzie-siddals-coffin/Wikipedia | Stalag FictionBurying Books | Worm-Eaten Books in Lizzie Siddal's CoffinMusic (Licensed through Soundstripe):"Northern Lights" JMPSCR"The Path of Time" Moments (Adrian Walther)"The Birth of a Planet" Falls"To All Things" Moments (Adrian Walther)Follow on Instagram: @31pod31
Clown to Soap
Oct 23 2023
Clown to Soap
Text the show!William Bernard's strange death - and the equally strange fate of his body - tells us a lot about the chaos of goldrush-era San Francisco. ..........................................Sources:Daily Alta California 11 January 1854 — California Digital Newspaper Collection (ucr.edu)1854: William Snyder killed in most bizarre and terrifying way ever - FlashbakSacramento Daily Union 13 January 1854 — California Digital Newspaper Collection (ucr.edu)SF Genealogy (Archived Page)Smithsonian Mag | Doctor's Riots18 Oct 1875, 2 - The Daily News at Newspapers.comThe creepy clown emerged from the crass and bawdy circuses of the 19th century (theconversation.com)Hoodline | Remembering Yerba Buena Cemeteryhttp://www.sanfranciscocemeteries.com/yrbamap.htmlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/adipocerehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adipocere11 Mar 1859, 3 - Daily National Democrat at Newspapers.comDaily Alta California 7 December 1858 — California Digital Newspaper Collection (ucr.edu)Daily Alta California 1 July 1859 — California Digital Newspaper Collection (ucr.edu)https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/157660637/manuel-reyshttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5882215/#:~:text=The%20mortality%20rate%20of%20pulmonary,in%20anticoagulated%20patients%20%5B2%5D.Circuses 1850-1869 (circushistory.org)https://www.thedeadhistory.com/blog/killed-by-a-circus-clownThe Transnational History of the Early American Circus - Bard Graduate CenterFollow on Instagram: @31pod31
Have You Been to Doveland?
Oct 17 2023
Have You Been to Doveland?
Text the show!Why are people misremembering violent events en masse - events that never happened at all?............................................Sources:https://www.cnn.com/2014/11/23/world/asia/afghanistan-violence/index.htmlhttps://www.denverpost.com/2006/09/27/hostage-horror/https://obscurban-legend.fandom.com/wiki/Doveland,_Wisconsinhttps://mickey-pal.tumblr.com/post/168142627743/haiku-robot-russiansupporthttps://theghostinmymachine.com/2022/01/24/unresolved-what-happened-to-doveland-wisconsin-and-did-it-ever-exist-at-all/?fbclid=IwAR2-0b_t0EgyBSGht2ZdFA3bAi33LnGh48lBwFI-HqFfg_h5_s479s84oWwhttps://mysteriousfacts.com/the-story-behind-disappearance-of-people-from-anjikuni-village/https://www.americaisweird.com/was-doveland-wisconsin-a-real-place-and-did-it-vanish-in-the-1990s/https://www.historicmysteries.com/doveland/https://www.historicmysteries.com/aceredo/https://archive.4plebs.org/x/thread/20124664/#https://www.thetravel.com/sandy-island-googles-undiscovered-island/https://content.wisconsinhistory.org/digital/collection/mapshttps://www.npr.org/2023/08/17/1194349639/the-hype-for-a-fake-movie-zepotha-goes-viral-on-tiktokhttps://loseremo.tumblr.com/post/627117270398894080https://ss.sites.mtu.edu/mhugl/2019/10/30/project-sanguine-gecooper/https://www.tumblr.com/reallyndacarter/701549225507536896/dancer-2?source=sharehttps://www.atlasobscura.com/places/helltown-ohiohttps://www.engadget.com/redditors-troll-an-ai-content-farm-into-covering-a-fake-wow-feature-145006066.htmlThe Capital Times, 04 Nov 2004, Thu · Page 72Tumblr voices generated by Play.htMusic (obtained with license from Soundstripe):"Dark Hour" Falls"Cimmeria" Lost Ghosts"Focuser" Neon Beach"Bless Your Heart" Desert Dive"Grit" WastelanderFollow on Instagram: @31pod31
Silent Neighbors of the Clown Motel
Oct 7 2023
Silent Neighbors of the Clown Motel
Text the show!Thrill-seeking tourists flock to Tonopah, Nevada's Clown Motel, eager to run into a spirit among the eerily-smiling clown figurines. But the real horrors of Tonopah have little to do with the clowns, and they're buried next door... ........................................................................Sources:https://www.theclownmotelusa.com/historyhttps://www.tonopahnevada.com/history/http://www.tonopahnevada.com/TonopahCemeteryBrochure.pdf https://usg.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=eb6ca76e008543a89349ff2517db47e6https://www.biography.com/crime/john-wayne-gacyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-history-and-psychology-of-clowns-being-scary-20394516/https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92070146/1939-11-01/ed-1/seq-1/#date1=1770&index=0&rows=20&words=Fire+Mine+Nevada+TONOPAH&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1963&proxtext=tonopah+nevada+mine+fire&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85040705/1912-07-12/ed-1/seq-2/#date1=1770&index=1&rows=20&words=FIRE+Mining+Nevada+TONOPAH&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1963&proxtext=tonopah+nevada+mine+fire&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1https://karltoepfer.com/2019/06/28/the-rise-and-fall-of-pierrot-pantomime-in-the-romantic-era/https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11828206/clarence-h-davidhttp://nyecountyhistory.com/perchettibb/perchettib.pdfhttps://www.newspapers.com/image/159346796/https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/latimes/name/leona-barbarich-obituary?id=27308025"Tonopah Bonanza" 30 Mar 1907, Sat · Page 8"The Topeka Daily Capital" - 25 Feb 1911, Sat · Page 1"The Daily Herald" 01 Nov 1939, Wed · Page 1Music (licensed from Soundcloud):"Sinister" GhostBeatz"Grit" Wastelander"Hell's Bells" GEMMFollow on Instagram: @31pod31